Pix4D Cloud - FAQ


How can a project be processed with Pix4D Cloud?

To process a project on the cloud:

1. Log in with Pix4D credentials to this page: https://cloud.pix4d.com/
2. Select a solution: Pix4Dmapper, Pix4Dag, Pix4Dmodel, Pix4Dbim. 
3. Click the navigation drawer  on the upper left corner of the page. 
4. The left sidebar opens, click Upload new project.
5. In the Upload new project window set the name of the project. 
6. Drag and drop the images to be uploaded. 
7. When the images are uploaded, click Start processing.
8. An email will be sent automatically indicating as soon as the project is completed. 

What are the differences between Pix4D Desktop and Pix4D Cloud?

Pix4D Desktop enables users to have full control of their project, adding GCPs and Manual Tie Points, editing the densified point cloud and changing a lot more settings which improves the final results. Pix4D Cloud is the easiest way to share a project online with just a link and to do some simple but practical analysis.

Which processing options are used when processing on the cloud? 

Full project processing occurs in Pix4D Cloud depending the solution selected, but only certain outputs can be visualized depending the selected solution. 

When uploading the images on Pix4D Cloud the default Processing Options templates are used:

  • Pix4Dmapper: 3D Maps. 
  • Pix4Dag: Ag RGB, Ag Multispectral. 
  • Pix4Dmodel: 3D Models. 
  • Pix4Dbim: 3D Maps. 

More information about Processing Options default Templates: 205319155

What are the outputs generated on Pix4D Cloud?

Depending the solution selected there are certain outputs generated:

  • Pix4Dmapper Pro: 
    • Quality Report, Point Cloud, 3D Textured Mesh, Orthomosaic, DSM. 
  • Pix4Dag:
    • Quality Report, Orthomosaic, DSM, NDVI.
  • Pix4Dmodel:
    • Quality Report, 3D Textured Mesh. 
  • Pix4Dbim: 
    • Quality Report, Point Cloud, 3D Textured Mesh, Orthomosaic, DSM.

For more information about Pix4D Solutions: pix4d.com/compare-solutions

Can the results be shared?

Yes, the results can be shared. Click the Share button  and an external link and an HTML embedded link will be created. 

Can a project that was processed using Pix4D Cloud be downloaded?

The input images and certain outputs can be downloaded directly from Pix4D Cloud: https://cloud.pix4d.com
The images and .p4d file can be downloaded using Pix4D Desktop: 205751415.  
The results folder can be downloaded from Pix4D Cloud: 115000707003

Can a Processing Area be used on the cloud?

At that moment is not possible to define a processing area on the cloud platform. However, the processing area can be drawn in Pix4D Desktop and afterwards the project can be uploaded for processing by following the instructions here: 202558589.

Can GCPs be used on the cloud?

At that moment is not possible to use GCPs on the cloud platform. However, GCPs can be imported in Pix4D Desktop by following the instructions here 202560109 and afterwards the project can be uploaded for processing on the cloud following the instructions here: 202558589

Can a project without image geolocation be processed on the cloud?

Projects without image geolocation can be fully processed on the cloud. However, the orthomosaic generated might not be correctly oriented. 

What is the output coordinate system of a project that is processed on the cloud?

  • Projects without image geolocation that are processed on the cloud will be in an arbitrary coordinate system and thus will not have a map on the background. 
  • Projects with image geolocation will have as an output coordinate system the same as the image geolocation. If the image geolocation is in a geographic coordinate system, the output coordinate system will be the corresponding UTM zone. 
  • If a project is uploaded from Pix4D Desktop, then the output coordinate system will be the one selected. 

Is my data protected?

Yes, the data is protected. For more information, Cloud terms of service can be found here: https://pix4d.com

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